The otoplasty also known by blow ears is a technique that allows to correct prominent ears, a very common congenital malformation.
This technique, especially advisable after 5 years, when the ears have already completed their initial development, allows to recover the facial harmony of the child or adult with natural results.
Ear surgery (Otoplasty) is an operation frequently performed by maxillofacial surgeons. The purpose of otoplasty is the correction of the separation of the ears with respect to the cephalic plane.
Normally it is done by removing the excess cartilage and creating the fold of the auricular pavilion. Most surgical techniques leave scars on the ears, on the back, these scars go very unnoticed.
The intervention is usually performed under regional anesthesia and sedation. It usually requires half a day of hospital stay. Sometimes you have to leave a dressing on the ears that is removed the day after the intervention.
After the operation, after five days, the sutures will be removed and exposure to the sun will be limited for a period of three to four months.
During the first four weeks the patient should use a pressotherapy tape, to protect the ears during the healing period.
The scars are active until five or six months after the intervention, being then when they will be, in general, not very apparent.
The best candidate for this type of surgery is the individual who seeks improvement, not perfection, in the appearance of his ears.
In addition, having realistic expectations, good health and psychological stability are important characteristics in a patient considering otoplasty. The otoplasty can be performed in conjunction with other surgeries.
Otoplasty (blow ears or ears on handle) before and after